Last month I was at one of my favorite bid board auctions where I found this absolutely amazing photo album dating back to 1923.
After a quick glance through this album I knew it had to have it! I was so impressed by this historical masterpiece of photographic excellence that I was willing to throw down $500 or more If need be. It is hard to really put a value on it, though I think conservatively this album could easily sell for upwards of $2500.
Thankfully though the bidding did not get to out of control and I was able to secure it for much less than $500. Me and one other bidder were the only two people in a full house interested in it. So we went back and forth a little bit up to about $25, finally he broke loose and started jumping the bid in higher increments, up to about $50. At that point I threw down a bid of $75 jumping the bid by $25 and hoping to show this guy I was serious about winning. Surprisingly that’s all it took!
You just don’t come across antique photo albums like this. It has everything! It’s themed, the photographs inside are slip fit, not glued, the entire album is put together perfectly like a picture book and then finally this it is laid out in chronological order. So the experience of paging through it is more like reading a story than shuffling through a bunch of pictures.
So this Photographic Trip starts with a photo from the Hong Kong Hotel over looking Repulse Bay and then leads into several other Hong Kong And China Views. Including a variety of landscape and portrait photos. From there you are taken on what seems like an endless journey through Asia and into Northern Africa And then Egypt where the photographer has perfectly framed views of the great pyramids and the Sphinx.
If the photographs stopped in Egypt this photographic work of excellence would be near perfection. It continues onto Switzerland and Italy and then into Europe where this fantastic trip comes to an end.
As much as I would like to hold onto to this amazing photo album, I can not. So this historic masterpiece is listed for sale in one of my Ebay stores, It can be found HERE..